Atherosclerosis is a chronic disease with a significant inflammatory component. Recent studies indicate a role of extracellular
cyclophilins as contributors to endothelial inflammation and pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. In this article, we review current literature
on pro-inflammatory activities of extracellular cyclophilins and discuss possible approaches to selectively target this novel proinflammatory
Keywords: Extracellular cyclophilins, chemotaxis, inflammation, CD147, leukocytes, monocytes.
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